Scotland’s Travel & Tourism Sector Targets Middle Eastern Investors

IPD report shows growing ROI in Scottish hospitality sector Middle East – New research shows an impressive growth in returns for investors as Scottish leased hotels have grown ... Continue Reading →

Scottish tourism employment levels up 16%

Employment in tourism has increased by a sixth in the space of a year, official figures show. The number of jobs in the tourism sector has increased by 29,700 between 2012 and 2013, ... Continue Reading →

Rabbie’s small group tours celebrates living wage commitment

The Living Wage Foundation, in partnership with Poverty Alliance, is pleased to announce that Rabbie’s Small Group Tours, has today been accredited as a Living Wage employer. The ... Continue Reading →

Business unites to voice disquiet over 5% leap in planning fees

Four of Scotland’s leading sectoral trade associations have combined to voice disquiet at the Scottish Government’s decision to increase fees for planning applications by more than ... Continue Reading →

Members of the Scottish Tourism Alliance meeting with Lord Smith

Members of the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) board along with lead representatives from other leading Tourism and Hospitality trade associations met with Lord Smith last week to put ... Continue Reading →

Ferry fare boost for island’s economy

A scheme offering lower cost ferry fares will be rolled out to both routes serving the Isle of Arran, in what has been hailed as a major boost to the island’s tourism economy. The ... Continue Reading →

Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers Conference

Simon Reeve, TV presenter and New York Times bestselling author, rates Scotland for its accessible remoteness  BBC travel presenter speaking at 2014 ASSC Conference, the biggest gathering ... Continue Reading →

Tourism boost for Scotland as overseas visitors increase 16%

The number of overseas visitors coming to Scotland in the first six months of the year was up by 16% as the country saw a substantial rise in those travelling from America, new figures ... Continue Reading →

VisitBritain Industry Update – October

VisitBritain eNews is a fortnightly e-newsletter providing you with the latest international market intelligence, partnership marketing opportunities, tourism events and news. The ... Continue Reading →

BII Scotland AGM and Business Seminar

A free event open to non-members, although if you are not a member you cannot vote at the AGM itself. With some excellent speakers including Minister for Tourism Fergus Ewing MSP, ... Continue Reading →